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Black Audio Film Collective - Arnolfini exhibition guide

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 2007
Published by: Arnolfini
Year published: 2007

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Small colour printed doublesided stapled programme/27 pages/events programme May - June 2007/Produced by Arnolfini

Cover image: Black Audio Film Collective, Filming Testament, grain silo comple, Tema Ghana, 1988. Main title: Black Audio Film Collective

On page 2 under the highlights section is the following text by Helen Cole, Live Art Producer: “The Ghosts of Songs is another exhibition that resists usual art form classification. Exploring the film art of the Black Audio Film Collective, it occupies the galleries thrughout May and June and includes The Black Room, a walk through installation of books and records influential in their work…

Page 4 - 5 details the exhibition: The Ghosts of Songs: A retrospective of the Black Audio Film Collective. Saturday 28 April - Sunday 24 June. From the accompanying text: “The Ghosts of Songs is the first retrospective to explore ths body of work. Curated and produced by Kodwo Eshun and Anajalika Sagar of the Otolith Group, it reveals the Collective as resolutely experimental, defiantly articulate artists, dedicated to engaging with the past, present and future of memory, media and moving image.”

Page 19 details an associated film screening: Who Needs a Heart & Introduction - Wednesday 13 June. “To coincide with the exhibition The Ghosts of Songs, a screening of one of Black Audio Film Collective’s most controversial films. In revisiting the forgotten history of British Black Power, the Collective created a largley silent movie whose soundtrack of avant garde jazz and Tibetan ritual music explored how audio can function to direct the audience’s gaze.… “This film will be introduced by director and founding member of Black Audio Film Collective, John Akomfrah.”

Related people + view all 11

»  John Akomfrah OBE CBE

Born, 1957 in Accra, Ghana

»  Kodwo Eshun

Born, 1967 in UK

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»  Arnolfini

Bristol, United Kingdom

»  Whitechapel Art Gallery

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